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1,000 Gallons of Crude Spill into Delaware River

Coast Guard teams are working to clean the spill, which came on the Pennsylvania side of the river.

Coast Guard units are responding to an oil spill in the Delaware River Monday night. Photo via USCG.
Coast Guard units are responding to an oil spill in the Delaware River Monday night. Photo via USCG.

Pollution control teams are on the scene of an oil spill just south of the Commodore Barry Bridge, the Coast Guard reported Monday evening.

Roughly 1,000 gallons of crude spilled into the river near Monroe Energy, LLC, in Marcus Hook, PA, prompting units from Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay to head to the area around 1 p.m., Coast Guard officials said.

Responding units dropped booms in the water to contain the spill, officials said, and are working to skim and vacuum the oil from the river’s surface.

A full pollution control team is on site, officials said, which will ensure the cleanup is thorough, safe and complete.

Coast Guard officials didn’t immediately have a timeline available for when the spill would be fully cleaned from the river.

No cause for the spill had been announced as of Monday night.

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